On March 16, 2016, Nissan announced that they have won the Excellence Award in educational institution category for their joint efforts concerning disaster trainings using electric vehicles, with the cooperation of International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) and Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), at the 2016 Japan Resilience Awards.
The Japan Resilience Awards discovers, assesses, and grants awards to advanced activities developed in each region, with the aim of constructing a resilient society for the future generation. For the second time this fiscal year, Japan Resilience Awards recognized 117 institutions out of all the participating companies and organizations in Japan that are currently conducting activities, technology developments, product developments and the like, contributing to a strong and flexible nation building, region building, personal development, and livelihood construction.
Nissan has been conducting analysis and demonstrations while coordinating with related functions about the role and possibility of EVs in disaster prevention and reduction of natural disaster effects through three key points: “Self-help (individual and office),” “cooperation (within the community),” and “rescue and assistance (within the society),” based on the “EV for resilience” concept of Nissan.
Regarding this concept, Nissan, together with IRIDeS and AESC, launched the disaster training through using the e-NV200 and portable electric storage as emergency power supply on November 26, 2015. The e-NV200 used for training served as a moving storage battery that can supply a maximum of 1500W electric power, and for this award, they received a very good evaluation for demonstrating practicality in disasters as well as its usability during the training.
(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)